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Shooting at Rio Games to end with duel for the gold
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)

(AP) -- Shooting will have a different look at the Rio Olympics this summer.

The International Shooting Sport Federation altered the finals format for Olympic events, starting all finalists at zero - qualification scores had previously carried over - with eliminations that culminate in a final duel for the gold medal.

The ISSF made the changes in an effort to make the sport more appealing to younger generations and make it more fan friendly. The rules were put in place in 2013 and should make things extra interesting in Rio.

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Interactives

  • shorttrack

    Short Track

    In a little more than two decades, the fast-paced event of short track speedskating has grown into one of the most thrilling at the Winter Games. Discover the equipment that allows competitors to keep going faster while remaining a little safer in the often treacherous sport. Find who has a chance to replace former U.S. Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno as the all-time leading medal winner in the event, what country has dominated recent games, what penalties can cause a dramatic change in the results and just how short a short track really is.

Short Track 

CountryTotal
 China2316
 Russian Federation3115
 South Korea2125
 Canada1113
 Italy0123
 United States0101
 Netherlands0011

Featured Athlete

J.R. Celski
USA J.R. Celski United States of America

  • Sport: Short Track
  • Height / Weight: 1.73m / 63.0 kg 5'8" / 139 lbs
  • Birthdate: 7/17/1990
  • Hometown: Federal Way, WA, USA
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